When we do charity work of such serious nature, on such a big scale, which requires constant attention and dedication, it often wears us down, tires us. Amongst those moments of stress, frustration and anxiety, a funny or sarcastic comment, some droll self-mockery, a laughable joke here and there, not only lightens the mood, but revitalizes the entire team. The laughter helps us bond better, because no one remembers sad and dull moments, it’s these moments which are cherished.
Pleasing people is an art, it’s not a joke(some wordplay). You don’t need “needlessly funny” content(yeah, I did it again), to please the audience, you just need to say or do something smart or stupid.
A Tail Twister’s work, apart from being an active member of the Board, requires good amount of imagination, needs the ability to effectively communicate decorous, inoffensive humour, which is as tough as it gets. It takes hours of preparing and practicing the content for a good 10 minute act during the Installation Ceremony, but when you see the smile on the audience’s faces, nothing makes you more proud, tickling their bones, either at your expense, or someone else’s. Seize this opportunity, this is the only platform where you are specially assigned the task to mock and tease.
According to Lions Club International, “THE TAIL TWISTER” – The Tail Twister is an officer and the ‘pep master’ of his Lions Club. His duties are to instill enthusiasm and good fellowship in the meetings, and to keep harmony. He is empowered to impose, as well as collect, fines from the members.
Collecting fines and making fun of something or someone. My oath for being the Tail
Twister is that, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” Heard that before?
Leo Ruchir Shah,
Leo Club Of Juhu.